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U.S. Colored Troops Grand Review

Type: 

Roadside

Excluded from a May 1865 "Grand Review of the Armies" in Wash., DC, U.S. Colored Troops from Penna. and Mass. regiments assembled here at State & Filbert Sts. on Nov. 14, 1865 for a parade honoring their courage during the Civil War. Grand Marshal T. Morris Chester led them through Harrisburg to Sen. Simon Cameron’s Front St. home to be gratefully acknowledged. Octavius Catto, William Howard Day, Gen. JB Kiddoo, & the Rev. Stephen Smith spoke.

Dedication Date: 

05/06/2006

Location

Soldier''s Grove behind Capitol, Walnut / 7th St. across from State St. Bridge, Harrisburg

County: 

Dauphin

Latitude: 

40.27

Longitude: 

-76.88